Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Happy Solstice

Solstice matters a lot when you get close to the poles. Today, we will have less than four hours of sunlight, with the sweet promise of lengthening days from here. We live on the north side of a hill, so although we have daylight, the sun will not strike my house until mid-February.

I'll see it in the trees first, traces of gold on the tallest branches of the birches.

Days later, it will creep down the trunks, teasing at spring long before there is a hint of warmth in the air.

And when it hits the windows at last, there is this feeling of euphoria and peace that only someone starved for sun can know.

Light is important.

My wish to you, this season of giving, is the return of your light.

Whatever you are celebrating this year, whichever hemisphere you live in, light is likely to play an important role in your festivities. Whether it's faith, or hope, or illumination, or inspiration, may you have light, chasing the darkness from your life. May you have the warmth it brings, and the clarity you need. Let it overfill your cup and light the way for others.

I love and admire you all very much, and when things are darkest, I remember to look up and see all of you shining around me. You inspire me to better things and braver goals. You are beautiful and strong, even when you forget it.

Happy solstice.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: https://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1657215.html
Tags: alaska, love, solstice

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